Camping on the Battenkill

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Here at the campground the most frequently asked question is “What is the Battenkill?” The Battenkill is the name of the trout stream on which the campground is located. Batten means luxurious living, and Kill is the Dutch word for river.

Within the 35 acres of the campground there are 48 sites in hardwoods, 37 in a partially wooded area, and 18 in our meadow. Our generously spaced graveled sites are suited to tent camping as well as RV camping. You can choose from a basic site with no hook ups, electric and water sites, or a site with complete hook ups. Some sites, located on the river, are considered prime sites and are booked quickly for the summer months for week long stays. Group camping is limited to the months of May, June and September. No motor cycles, mini bikes or mopeds are allowed beyond the office.

Our two centrally located comfort stations feature flush toilets, sinks and hot showers. Other services available at the campground are a dumping station, firewood, propane, ice, and fishing licenses.

The Battenkill is known as one of the best trout streams in the East. The challenge is in landing the native trout that reside in the stream. Swimming in the campground is done at the natural swimming hole in the Battenkill where the water is clear and refreshing. For little children who need a quiet area for swimming, there is supervised swimming in the local recreational park, located 1000 feet from the campground. Many campers enjoy bringing their own tubes or canoes and floating down the river. Children and adults alike enjoy our open field for playing ball games, swinging on the swings, or digging in the sand pile.Shopping is also a favorite pass time in the area. From the Candle Mill Village and antique shops in Arlington, to the outlet stores in Manchester, there is something for everyone when it comes to shopping.

Phone: 802-375-6663

Other Phone: 800-830-6663

Fax: 802-375-2920

Latitude/Longitude: 43.083751 , -73.146204

Camping Season: mid April- mid October


  • tenting
  • store
  • swimming pool
  • fishing
  • lp gas
  • modem connection
  • pullthrus
  • sewer hookups
  • laundry
  • other swimming
  • rentals
  • pets
  • cable tv
  • lodging
  • dump station
  • recreation hall
  • boating
  • group area
  • phone hookups
  • slideouts
  • wi-fi


ΒΌ mile north of Arlington Village on US Rt. 7A.

Reservation Info

The best way to make a reservation is to phone the office between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M. From April to June and September to October a 2 night minimum is required. During the months of July and August a 4 night minimum is required to book through a weekend. If you call during the week we will let you know what we have available for the weekend. Prime sites on the river are only reserved for a week at a time during July and August. Specific sites may be requested but if the site is not available we will assign a site which nearest meets your request. First day's fee is required as a deposit. Two Camping Units may occupy one site if they wish, but will be charged as if they each has a site. A Camping Unit is one Tent, Van or Trailer. Two Families occupying a site will be charged as two Units. There is a 2 car limit per site; parking for additional vehicles is available.

Pet Policy

Pets on leash with proof of rabies vaccination.


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Saturday 03/17/2018 20%
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Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High 28F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunday 03/18/2018 20%
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High near 30F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday 03/19/2018 10%
Mainly sunny. High 29F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
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Tuesday 03/20/2018 10%
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Partly cloudy skies. High 31F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
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Wednesday 03/21/2018 20%
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Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 33F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.

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August 2, 2011

This campground is ideally located to many interesting cultural and historical sites. Unfortunately, what the campground calls a "comfort station" offers little comfort at all.
From the cracked and rusting mirrors, to the toilets with minuscule curtains for privacy, the facilities are in terrible shape. Even my boyfriend complained that he found spiders in the shower and felt dirtier after his shower. It is also hard for me to believe that I need to carry soap with me every time I wish to wash my hands.

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